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Comings and Goings


By Jesse Schwartz
Published: January 29th, 2020

François Baneyx has been named Vice Provost for Innovation at the University of Washington, removing the “interim” tag from the job title he’s held since July 2019. Baneyx is also director of CoMotion, UW’s innovation hub.

As Vice Provost for Innovation, Baneyx drives the school’s long-term innovation strategy, promotes the economic and societal impact of the university’s innovation activities, and seeks out emerging opportunities and global strategic partnerships that benefit UW’s innovation ecosystem.

“François will lead the critical work of expanding the economic and social impact of our university’s innovators, and I am deeply grateful to him for bringing his creativity, expertise and commitment to this endeavor,” said UW Provost Mark Richards. The position reports directly to the Provost and is part of the President’s Cabinet.

“I am very pleased to partner with such a fantastic group of people to help us continue to grow the innovation ecosystem at the UW and beyond,” Baneyx said. “I look forward to learning from them and am excited to see the positive results this group will yield.”

Source: UW News

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The University of Louisville has brought on veteran health care start-up founder Alice Shade to help guide its inventions to market. Earlier this month Shade started her term as an entrepreneur in residence, or EIR, working with the UofL Office of Research and Innovation. Shade will work with inventors and the Commercialization EPI-Center to connect UofL technologies to industry and start-ups.

“I’m excited to participate in this program and continue the momentum,” Shade said. “This program furthers the potential for impact to our communities and reflects the amazing work being done at the University of Louisville.”

Shade is a veteran of the health care industry, and returning to the UofL campus as an EIR brings her full-circle: the company she founded, Louisville-based SentryHealth, was born at UofL.

SentryHealth offers corporate care management programs that help employees stay healthy while controlling health care costs for employers.

“We’re very excited to have Alice join us as an EIR, and to benefit from her knowledge and experience in the health care startup space,” said Will Metcalf, UofL’s executive director of strategic initiatives.

Source: U of L News

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